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Meaning of “find out/see how the land lies” in the English Dictionary

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find out/see how the land lies

to ​wait until you have all the ​availableinformation about a ​situation before you take any ​action
(Definition of find out/see how the land lies from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “find out/see how the land lies”
in Chinese (Simplified) (采取行动之前)弄清情况,摸清形势…
in Chinese (Traditional) (採取行動之前)弄清情況,摸清形勢…
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